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MSNBC
May 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
vote, those winds are undoubtedly shifting. >> president obama talks about the defeat of gun control during his first stop in mexico yesterday. want to show everybody. take a listen. >> the last time we had major gun legislation, it took six, seven, eight tries. things happen somewhat slowly in washington. but this is just the first round. >> so dan, as we know, the vice president was originally put in charge of helming a gun reform task force. we know that he is planning a new push for gun control, one that he hasn't even talked with the president about yet, but biden saying he plans to travel the country to push for manchin/toomey, the background check bill, and others that have failed. but gun control advocates seem to be making the case that this failure has been all about a lack of understanding. so is that the case or is this more a lack of cohesive unified approach? >> there has been tremendous cohesion in terms of the goal. i just want to kind of reframe what you just said a little bit. i mean, you know, progress has been made. this hasn't been an outright failure. the fact t
LINKTV
May 3, 2013 5:30am PDT
.s. secretary of defense says farming syria rebels is still an option. chuck hagel says the obama -- arming circassian rebels is still an option. rebels, that is an option. that is an option. hammond rented clearly when he talked about what is the objective for both of our countries, certainly be united states? stopping the violence. stability in the region and a transition in, helping because of the position of syria to a democracy. >> lebanon hopes for hundred 50,000 syrian refugees -- there is no system to deal with them. as their numbers grow, the lebanese government is rethinking their policy. >> she fled with her three children, leaving her husband home to fight. now she does not know if she will ever see him again. >> he is to call me every other day. i have not heard from him in 10 days. they told me he might be dead. i do not believe it. >> like many refugees, she did not want to show more sense. 440,000 refugees are officially registered in lebanon. they make up about 10% of the population. the government estimates the total number of about 1 million. refugees find safety in leban
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> president obama was in mexico city, but he talked about this gun battle. in fact, he kind of interrupted a question that was aimed at his counterpart in mexico. here's what president obama had to say. >> the last time we had major gun legislation, it took six, seven, eight tries. things happen somewhat slowly in washington. but this is just the first round. >> i want to bring in msnbc contributor dave weigel who was at that mccain town hall in tucson. dave, he was asked about the future of background checks, but i wonder, was john mccain a little less clear about where this goes next than the president was? >> he meandered a little bit. he was asked once if he would sit down with jeff blake and convince him, the arizona senator, he said he would take the advice. he didn't say he would convince him. he just said he'd think about it. he said there's a 50/50 chance of a version of the gun bill coming up. you find a lot of gun activists, a lot of them recent gun activists. i talked to people at the town hall who were shot up to three times by jared loughner in tucson. you talk to them, they
Current
May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
on many fronts today. president obama again talking trade and immigration reform down in mexico before leaving the country he named kenny pritzker of the marriott hotel family as our new commerce secretary. in boston, the marathon bombing suspect told investigators he and his brother originally planned to plant suicide bombs on the fourth of july but get the bombs done early sol they would focus on the boston marathon instead that. and a whole lot more instead coming up on current tv. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the d
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 2:00am PDT
on "first look", president obama is in mexico talking syria. the first woman ever on the fbi's list of most wanted terrorists. so much for spring. parts of minnesota, wisconsin and wyoming are digging their way out of up to 15 inches of snow. >>> plus the boston marathon bombers originally targeted the 4th of july. and a warning to all drivers. be careful when approaching the pay tolls. >>> good morning. hundreds of residents are being ordered out of their homes in southern california as a raging wildfire continues to burn more than 8,000 acres. red flag conditions have crews working overtime trying to contain a series of blazes on multiple fronts. stephanie stanton has the latest. >> reporter: officials are calling it the perfect storm for wildfires burning in southern california. dangerous santa ana winds and record temperatures fan flames just north of los angeles. fire destroyed homes, vehicles and anything in its path, including this agricultural complex. a smoke advisory was issued due to concerns of chemicals in the air. the blaze broke out early thursday morning. wind gusts up to 70
PBS
May 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
have the kind of grand bargain that president obama is talking about with the rublicans where you cut social security an medice and in exchange the republicans agree to raise taxes and you have ten more years of austerity. i think in the next year or two until the economy gets back on its feet, you need public spending to get people back to work, rebuild the infrastructure and make it more competitive and when you get back to something close to full employment, people have jobs and are paying taxes, then you can reduce the debt because you have a higher growth rate and the debt ratio comes down on its own accord. that's the time to rebalance. >> woodruff: would th be youremy? >> i think the headline for listeners is not what i want but what has happened. if you look at the cbo's unless of what president obama and the republicans have agreed to and they stabilized the debt at a reasonable level about the average of the last 20 years relatively quickly. my guess is given that there's a lot of posturing in washington but they are not going to do much more either way. there won't be more
CNN
May 2, 2013 10:00pm PDT
't know why people don't have faith and -- >> is not a right wing talking point. president obama himself. >> it is not just that obama decided not to do it. what happened was, when he said he would bring him here to manhattan to try the case, congress passed a law that said he could not close guantanamo. he does not have that option available to him. it does not mean it was right. >> we have to it and it. good to have your voice in this debate. thank you. coming up the latest captives held by north korea, 15 years hard label innate labor camp. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. lookin' good, flo! feelin' good! feelin' real good! [ engine revs ] boat protection people love. now, that's progressive. call or click today. ♪ male narrator: there's something positive being generated in california. when ordinary energy is put in the hands of extraordinary people, amazing things happe
CNN
May 2, 2013 7:00pm PDT
to life in prison. >> it's not a right wing talking point when president obama himself hasn't released these people. >> it's not just that obama decided not to do it. >> nobody jumps up and down and gets hysterical about it. >> congress passed a law that said he couldn't close guantanamo. >> it doesn't mean it was right. >> we've got to end it. it's good to have your voice in this debate. the latest held captive by north korea. he's been sentenced 15 years to hard labor. ♪ [ male announcer ] the first look is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ this is a stunning work of technology. ♪ this is the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. are proven to be effective pain relievers tylenol works by blocking pain signals to your brain bayer back & body's dual action formula includes aspirin, which blocks pain at the site. try the power of bayer back & body. i'm just red carpets and big spectacles. but that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose to the impromptu... to the completely unexpecte
CNN
May 3, 2013 1:00am PDT
's not a right wing talking point when president obama himself hasn't released these people. >> i didn't say that. it's because they've made it very difficult. i agree with you. we should have done. >> it's not just that obama decided not to do it. >> nor has he put them on trial in military tribunal. >> nobody jumps up and down and gets hysterical about it. bring him here to try the case, congress pass add law that said he couldn't close guantanamo. it doesn't mean it was right. >> it's just not american. >> we've got to end it. it's good to have your voice in this debate. the latest held captive by north korea. he's been sentenced 15 years to hard labor in a labor camp. we'll talk with him. held five months until president clinton secured her release. she'll join the panel, next. çtoooowl >>> looking at a live shot in istanbul. you can join the conversation by tweeting us, we'll be right back. >>> seoul, south korea, almost noon. the united states is now demanding the release of an american citizen who's been sentenced today to 15 years hard labor in a north korean prison camp. we don't know
CNN
May 2, 2013 1:00pm PDT
republicans don't want to give president obama any sort of victory? here to talk aboutt associated editor for the hill newspaper amy stoddard former national spokesman for the white house, president obama's white house tommy vetor and former adviser to mitt romney's presidential campaign kevin madden. kevin, not surprising, i'm going to start with you. >> really? >> even though 80%, 90% of the country supports this legislation and it was up for a vote, toomey is suggesting although i understand he has back tracked a little since that statement, suggesting it really just came down to republicans didn't want to give obama a victory. >> look. the kind of politics you see in washington, d.c. is absurd. as sure as dogs will bark in a tunnel politicians in washington, d.c. are going to play politics. this did come down to policy in the minds of many opposed to the bill. some folks said that we're proponents, believed it was good policy and those opposed believed it was bad policy. at the heart of a lot of opposition on an issue that is so important like the second amendment to many people is th
ABC
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> we begin with tough talk on syria from president obama. the president responding to new evidence that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people. is there enough evidence to act? reen th reena ninan joins usy washington. >> reporter: the president's comments were loaded with caveats. calling the assessment preliminary. one source telling me overnight, will is so much uncertainty, who fired what and at whom. what is the motivation. these are key questions. >> if it is established, that syria was using chemical weapons against their own people, what are the options that the white house has to do? >> reporter: there are no good options, really. military action in syria is something that the white house has wanted to avoid. the focus is on the intelligence picture. we have no public eyewitness accounts of the government firing shels with chemicals at the citizens. the white house is cautious but insisting all options are on the table. >>> new threats from north korea in morning. they say they'll soon put an american on trial for allegedly trying to overthrow that g
KRON
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> president obama flies to mexico today to talk immigration of the country's new president and regain peand regenrique pena nieto . aides to present obama say mexico's cooperation is crucial to prevent the ongoing problem of the illegal boarding crossings. president obama and hopes president nieto what is willing to help him secure the border. the president also expected to remote mexico's economic success and its place as the second largest export market for u.s. goods and services. >> police say one more bodies had been recovered overnight in the building collapse in bangladesh. the death toll is at least 430 while another 149 people are still missing. yesterday, a mass muslim funeral was held for 34 victims whose bodies couldn't be identified. the eight story building collapsed in march it on april 24th at a day after a huge cracks appeared in the building and police ordered an evacuation. the owner of the building is accused of telling employees to keep working despite the order. in north korea, a u.s. citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. the country's supreme court say
MSNBC
Apr 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
. president obama actually made a point this week i think is worth bringing up. lot of talk this week about george w. bush's legacy because of the opening of his library and a lot in that legacy that -- you know, controversial or disastrous but there is something that he was a little bit ahead of his time on at least within his party and -- president obama did -- you know, talked about it. we are going to show that. >> seven years ago president bush started a conversation about speaking to the american people about our history as a nation of laws and immigrants. even though comprehensive immigration reform has taken little longer than any of us expected, i am hopeful that this year with the help of speaker boehner and some of the senators and members of congress who are here today, that we bring it home. for our families and our economy and security. and for the incredible country that we love and if we do that, it will be -- in large part thanks to the hard work of president george w. bush. >> so i -- look. this passes. i don't know how much credit bush deserves. worth noting he spotted th
CSPAN
May 4, 2013 7:00am EDT
, but he said he was from canada. he was born in canada. they talk about obama being from kenya. he's from canada. he cap the president. -- cannot be president. elizabeth warren seems like she israel honest -- real honest. bernie sanders, for instance -- you've got a few in washington that really care about the people, in my opinion. pick the ones, in my opinion, that will push the corporate agenda. the people will be left out in the cold what we have been for the past years. it is all about profits in this country. it is no longer about the people. host: rusty from kentucky putting his pitch in for elizabeth warren and bernie sanders as well. del fromo down to pennsylvania on our democratic line. caller: good morning. i watched senator cruz's speech last night. it was a little confusing. he said his father came to this country in 1957 after being tortured in cuba. guess what? 1957, our allies were running cuba. a man named bautista. right away, you got to be suspicious of the sky. host: talk about your pick for the democratic field. caller: i do not have a pick at this point. it is too so
PBS
May 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
-the- counter to women and girls of all ages. but the obama administration is now appealing that decision. >> woodruff: ray suarez reports on iraq's bloody april with bombs and other attacks killing more than 700 people, raising fears of a sectarian civil war. >> brown: we talk to google's eric schmidt and jared cohen about the intersection of technology and democracy and the promise and pitfalls of the new digital age. >> privacy becomes more important in this new interconnected world because we need privacy, we all-- everyone wants it and i think you're going to have to fight for it. >> woodruff: and we close with a surprising archeological find in jamestown that tells a bleak story of the early colonists' struggle with starvation. >> from my experience working with prehistoric skeletons, this is absolutely consistent with what we see with cannibalism and those type of cases. >> brown: that's all ahead. on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> more than two years
NBC
May 2, 2013 5:00am EDT
. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news4. >>> today president obama begins a three-day trip to mexico. he'll meet later today with the mexican president. we expect the leaders to talk about the immigration reform bill congress is debating right now. they'll also likely discuss trade ties between the two countries. president obama will also visit costa rica during his trip and meet with that country's president as well. >>> an early morning for churches in our area as they mark the national day of prayer. the day of prayer is held every may and it invites americans of all faiths to give thanks for blessings and pray for guidance and protection for the country. president obama is specifically asking churches to pray for victims and survivors of the boston bombings, texas fertilizer plant explosion and the in ynewtown shooting. gay rights groups are protesting the honorary chairman. he's set to officially open the day of prayer at the pentagon later this morning. gay rights advocates want the pentagon to withdraw the invitati invitation. >>> our northern virginia bureau will be in court when
CNN
May 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
a clear baseline of facts, and we've also called on united nations to investigate. >> wolf talked about the president's syrian policy with a former senior adviser to the obama state department and author of a new book called the indispensable nation, critical of the administration's handling of foreign affairs. wolf began asking about the words the president didn't use. >> what do you make of this, vali? >> the president is very deliberate thinking about whether or not he is going to punish the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. there's a lot on the line. if it is proved chemical weapons were used, they would have to act militarily to punish the regime, if they don't, the international credibility is at stake. it is also important what the president didn't say. he did not show a road map how the united states would get involved diplomatically in terms of a no fly zone, economically to address the myriad of problems arising in syria from the spread of al qaeda influence, extremism, humanitarian crisis. basically he says the united states only will get involved if it is to punish t
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
? that's allstate home insurance with claim free rewards. talk to an allstate agent... [ doorbell rings ] >>> in 45 minutes, president obama is scheduled to leave for mexico city for a face-to-face meeting with mexico's newly elected president. he took office in december and in a potentially confrontational change from his predecessor, he's expected to give u.s. authorities less access in fighting the drug war and organized crime. of course, immigration is also on the agenda, important for 33 million u.s. residents of mexican origin, who have the potential to increase pressure on congress to act. joining me now, jose diaz. always good to see you. thank you very much for coming to us from mexico city. >> good to see you, chris. thank you very much. >> let's start with immigration. >> good to see you. immigration, one of the subjects that -- sorry. >> i was going to say that the new president is under some pressure to take a more public stand on immigration. why has he been hesitating? >> you know, i don't think he's been hesitating as much as he's been focused on other things. this is a
CBS
May 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
will come up. mr. obama doesn't want it to disrupt the bipartisan talks that are going on right now on capitol hill, but the new mexican president shares the same goals on immigration, le jij miezing the millions of mexicans living now in the u.s. that said mexican migration to the u.s. is currently at its lowest level in 40 years. the reason, mexico's economy is growing faster than that of the u.s. so both presidents may want to highlight mexico's economy as one of the best ways to curb illegal immigration. after a speech to them on friday, the president will go to costa rica for a meeting with central american leaders. he's due back here on saturday night. charlie and norah? >> bill plante, thank you. >>> and the obama administration is renewing its fight over the morning after pill. the justice department announced plans wednesday to appeal a judge's order. it removes all age limits for buying step-one over the counter. they reduced the age from 17 to 15 in hopes of a compromise. >>> an american citizen has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in north korea. kenneth bay has
WHUT
May 1, 2013 6:00pm EDT
interest of the american people. >> president obama speaking on tuesday at a news conference at the white house. he first vowed to close guantanamo over four years ago. to talk more about the issue, we're joined by pardiss kebriaei, senior staff attorney with the center for constitutional rights. her client ghaleb al-bihani is one of the guantanamo prisoners currently on hunger strike. welcome back to democracy now! can you respond to president obama's statement yesterday? >> it was an important statement. it was encouraging. it was time for the administration to say something, for president obama to say something. we are now three months into a hunger strike at guantanamo. president obama has made important statements before. what we need now is action to go with that important statement about guantanamo. there are things the president can do on his own in his administration starting now. number one, he can appoint someone within the white house with the stature and backing and the authority to get the draw the done. he says guantanamo needs to close. legally unsupportable. it is morally
NBC
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
. in it, he talks about daniel day lewis playing president obama in a movie. >> picking an actor to play obama, that was a challenge. who is a bomb ma? we don't know. i needed somebody who could dive in and become barak barak. as it turns out, the answer was in front of me all day lodge. daniel day lewis. >> was it hard playing obama? the medics were challenging, you wouldn't believe how long it takes to put these ears on in the morning. >> "30 rock another requests tracy morgan was tweeting he was asked to play joe biden. >>> internet gangster fried to dress up like this twitter bird and follow people to the potent of annoying. in some case, he was told to get the hashtag out of here. it racked up 6.7 million hits over the weekend. that would be alittle annoying. >>> a little girl at a drive 95 this zoo, turned into a debut with a camel. oh, oh. . >> you don't have any more, buddy. i don't have any more. [ laughter ] >> all right. guys. >> oh, he's coming with us. >> well, the girl's mom says the little girl is doing just fine. as for the camel, he may be a little less on boundaries the
CNN
May 2, 2013 8:00pm PDT
-year-olds. the only time they talk, the only solution is more funds. only if the 2-year-old were armed, that would be a better solution? this is crazy. >> it's easy for obama and his friends who get big contributions to look the other way at the true marketer of guns to minors. >> thanks very much to both of you. i appreciate it. obviously a conversation that will continue. >> every night, we take a look outside the day's top stories. today, reese witherspoon found herself in trouble. including saying do you know who i am? this morning, she made her first public statement about the incident on good morning america. >> it's one of those nights. we went out to dinner in atlanta and had one too many glasses of wine and thought we were fine to drive and we were absolutely not. i saw him arresting my husband and i literally panicked. we are taking responsibility and doing everything in our power to make it right. >> now, that is an apology. you can't defend her behavior, but that is the way an apology should be. everyone needs to say sorry, you can learn something from reese, including, perhaps, these
FOX
Apr 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
. it is unbelievable. >> i have 99 problems and now jay z assist is one. >>> late night talk show host connan o'brien provided comic relief. he praised president obama on a job well done and highlighted some of his each afterments. >> the president is hard at work creating jobs. since he was first elected. the number of popes has doubled. and the number of tonight show hosts has tripled congratulations. >> conan first debuted at the event during president clinton's first testimony. they raise money for journalism scholarships. >>> new details now from bangladesh. we are learning about another arrest that killed 370 people. the government said soldiers captured the owner of the building. and he has been in hiding since the building collapsed on wednesday. >> they have also been arrested. search crews located msurvivors in the rubble of the building. they are using hand tools now to get to them. >>> the man accused of sending poison-laced letters to president obama is expected to appear in u.s. district court tomorrow. james everett surrendered yesterday morning. he is charged with making and usi
CNN
May 2, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> president obama wheels up on a trip to mexico city. the president will meet with his mexican counterpart to talk about trade, security, and immigration. dan lothian live with a preview of the president's trip. good morning, dan. >> reporter: the economy will be an important issue as the president heads to mexico. how to strengthen ties, and the president will talk about ongoing drug wars. tens of thousands killed in the war. u.s. and mexico have been key parts in the fight. but the president is likely to face a new dynamic on the u.s. involvement in that country. in an unusually close relationship, the u.s. and mexico have aggressively fought drug cartels, sharing intelligence and cross border training, but there is uncertainty as president obama head south to a new political landscape. his old partner, philippe calderon launched a major crackdown has been replaced by enrique penietto. >> we have seen signs that the new mexican government wants to scale back on cooperation. that's concerning to u.s. law enforcement agencies. >> reporter: the mexican government is tightening the flow of i
CSPAN
May 4, 2013 2:00pm EDT
in to make sure you have productive work you want to find. host: let me talk about employment targets and where the administration would like to be of this point. bernstein rights today in "the new york times." how the obama maladministration want to get this employment rate to. >> their responsibility for achieving full employment rests with the administration. they want to create jobs. but it also rests with the federal reserve and that is where you really have seen unemployment targeting take place. i don't think there's anyone in the world who would say we don't want to see full employment. we don't want people who want a job not to have a job. the question is, what is full employment and that is hotly debated. it is not clear exactly what that number would be. it is not zero. there will always be people in transition or not in the labour force. is it 5%? that is extraordinarily low. is it 5.5%? is it 6%? there is a big debate about that. the federal reserve has said its unemployment target is 6.5%. that is the number where it will say they will keep interest rates low until the e
CSPAN
May 3, 2013 9:00am EDT
former chairmen of the senate budget committee will speak. kent conrad and judd gregg talking about budget deficits, taxes, and government spending. that's set to begin at 10:30 a.m. eastern. will have live coverage here right on c-span2. president obama in mexico today, part of a trip that season visiting costa rica as will pick is expected to speak to a group of students in mexico city about 10:15, about half hour or so from now and will have the live for you on our companion network c-span. c-span's road to the white house, 2016 coverage begins later today with two fund-raising events from columbia, south carolina, and vice president joe biden attending the state democratic party annual dinner. will have that live at 7:30 p.m. on c-span. and later, texas republican senator ted cruz in his remarks at an event honoring former senator jim demint. let's take a look at how "the associated press" is reporting the jobs numbers. the ap says u.s. employers added 165,000 jobs in april, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. .. >> the number of female co
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